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Giving Thanks In Northern Minnesota

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on what is really important in life. Taking time to come together with family and friends in Minnesota’s nature is what we are thankful for in northern Minnesota. Here is our Top 5 things that we are thankful for:

1. Peace and Tranquility

Grand Rapids, Minnesota offers a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The pace up north is slower, and the traffic is much less! This makes Grand Rapids the perfect place to seek peace and tranquility in your life. The abundance of Minnesota’s nature allows people to stop and regain perspective in their life. Visiting a place like Grand Rapids, Minnesota will help you to find your ideal balance. Learn more HERE.

2. Abundance of Outdoor Recreation

Grand Rapids, Minnesota has over 1 million public accessible forest land to enjoy outdoor recreation. There is over 1,000 groomed trails for hiking, bicycling, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Chippewa National Forest surrounds the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area and allows for a lot of forest land to explore. You will also find over 1,000 area lakes to catch fish. From panfish to trophy fish like walleye, northern and musky; you are sure to catch fish in the Grand Rapids area. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is a outdoor sports recreation mecca. Learn more HERE.

3. Rich Arts & Culture

There is a rich art and culture heritage in Grand Rapids. Several organizations and individuals have helped create Grand Rapids as a thriving art community. The Grand Rapids Arts created the First Friday Art Walk where they connected artists and businesses for a free monthly event. The Grand Rapids Arts & Culture Commission has created new public art in downtown that features Minnesota’s nature, the Mississippi River, and indigenous art. The MacRostie Art Center hosts monthly art exhibits that features local and Minnesota artists. The Reif Arts Council brings over 40 professional theater performances to Grand Rapids each year. We are truly blessed for the art and culture here in northern Minnesota. Learn more HERE.

4. Great Places to Eat & Drink

Over the last couple of years Grand Rapids has been blessed to have several new places to eat and drink open. In downtown you will find a new craft brewery and a Minnesota wine bar. On the south end of town you will find another craft brewery and a tap house. We are blessed for locally owned coffee shops, restaurants and pub style establishments that have invested in Grand Rapids to expand the diverse opportunities. Learn more HERE.

5. Small Businesses

Small businesses are the heart and soul of rural places like Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We are blessed to have local business owners invest in bringing a diverse business opportunity to our small town. In these shops you will find unique and one of a kind items that you cannot find in big box stores. These small shops make Grand Rapids a great place to live, work and play. Learn more HERE.

To learn more about what the locals up north in Grand Rapids, Minnesota are thankful for, check out our Live Like A Local campaign that highlights locals that Live, Work and Play in Grand Rapids.

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